Ridgeview and Carver County Public Health partner to offer free drop-in support for new moms and their babies, beginning July 10

Breastfeeding offers lifelong health benefits for both babies and moms. While more women are choosing to breastfeed, many lack the support needed to reach their breastfeeding goals. Ridgeview has partnered with Carver County Public Health to offer a free drop-in support service for new moms and their babies. Mom and Baby Connection Every Wednesday Beginning July 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Ridgeview … [Read more...]

New law allows Ridgeview to add 20 inpatient hospital beds to the Waconia hospital

On May 22, 2019, Governor Tim Walz signed into law an act allowing Ridgeview to expand its inpatient program in its Waconia hospital by 20 additional beds. Governor Walz’s signature followed unanimous approval of the bill SF 328 – amending a 2003 Minnesota Statute restricting use of hospital beds – by both the Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center re-designated as a Level 4 trauma hospital

The Minnesota Department of Health recently re-designated Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center as a Level 4 trauma hospital. The facility and staff participated in an intense designation process—which occurs every three years—to remain part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. … [Read more...]

Arlington Lions Club makes donation to Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center renovation project

Representatives from Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Sibley Foundation gathered with members of the Arlington Lions Club on March 27 to accept the first check of the Lions’ $10,000 donation in support of the Arlington campus renovation project. “The support from organizations, businesses and individuals in this community has made a significant impact on the successful of this … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Clinics receive Health Care Home certification from Minnesota Department of Health

Ridgeview Clinics recently received Health Care Home certification from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) criteria for Health Care Home was implemented into Ridgeview’s Care Coordination Model. The MDH Health Care Home Certification Committee fully endorsed Ridgeview’s HCH certification. A Health Care Home is a primary care clinic or clinician … [Read more...]

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center to Host Fall Prevention Workshop for Seniors

Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center will host a seven-week fall prevention workshop for seniors, beginning Thursday, May 2 at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Attendees will learn techniques and strategies to prevent falls. All community members are welcome. Stepping On Fall Prevention Workshop Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center 601 West Chandler St. Arlington, MN Thursday Mornings: 9 … [Read more...]

Apply before March 13 for the 2019 Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship

Each year, Ridgeview offers $2,000 scholarships to area college-bound high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. Beginning in 2018, the Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship Program expanded to a system-wide program that now supports all three of our hospitals: Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center. The three … [Read more...]

Ridgeview donates two ambulances to White Earth Ambulance service

During this season of thanks and giving, Ridgeview recently helped another community provide lifesaving services through the donation of two retired Ridgeview ambulances. Jay DuRose, a paramedic for both Ridgeview Ambulance and White Earth Ambulance serving the White Earth Nation Ojibwe tribe in northern Minnesota, wondered what would become of Ridgeview’s recently retired ambulances following … [Read more...]

Ridgeview breaks ground on new Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center in Waconia

Ridgeview broke ground Oct. 22 on the new Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center on its Waconia campus. Slated for completion in 2020, the $18.8 million, 23,000-square foot remodel and ED expansion will enhance Ridgeview’s capacity to provide lifesaving procedures and care for the thousands of patients and families who use Ridgeview’s emergency services each year. “This is one of the most … [Read more...]

Minnesota Monthly names 14 Ridgeview physicians as 2018 ‘Top Doctors’

Fourteen Ridgeview-affiliated physicians were named to Minnesota Monthly magazine’s Top Doctors list published in the October 2018 issue. The list includes 935 physicians in 65 specialties. Ridgeview-affiliated physicians recognized in the 2018 Top Doctors listing include: Louise Ou-Yang, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics Maureen Utz, MD, … [Read more...]